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  • noun regular activities
  • noun social events
  • noun Australia, vulgar, dated sewage.

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  • noun manner of acting or controlling yourself


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  • But to quit your political party because of a colleague's private doings is a bit of a stretch, and I daresay it's insulting to the electorate too.

    Stripping Lib Dems Jeff 2007

  • His assistant, who carries the lamps, plates and what his superior describes as the rest of the doings, is smaller, meeker, of worse complexion and dressed in a blue serge suit.

    Try Anything Twice 1938

  • Well might they call their doings "art," for they substituted art instead of nature.

    The Marble Faun - Volume 2 The Romance of Monte Beni Nathaniel Hawthorne 1834

  • At first he called the doings of the place dishonest; then he called them sharp practice; then he called them a little shady; then, close sailing; then he said this or that transaction was deuced clever; then, the man was more rogue than fool; then he laughed at the success of a vile trick; then he touched the pitch, and thinking all the time it was but with one finger, was presently besmeared all over -- as was natural, for he who will touch is already smeared.

    The Elect Lady George MacDonald 1864

  • Forth, where boys and girls recalled the doings of Robert Louis and his friends with bull's-eye lanterns and gunpowder, in that cheerful form known to Louis Stevenson as a 'peeoy,' and considered it a point of honour to do likewise, no matter how indignant such mischief made the authorities.

    Robert Louis Stevenson Margaret Moyes Black

  • The ideal perception of music, as being the true heart-expression of great men; and the ideal of our doings, which is the true heart-expression of ourselves.

    Music Talks with Children Thomas Tapper

  • Mistress Mabel, who did not often talk, found her tongue now, and used it too, denouncing in the strongest terms the doings of the Parliament.

    Hayslope Grange A Tale of the Civil War Emma Leslie

  • For days their doings were the topic of conversation.

    The Worst Journey in the World Antarctic 1910-1913 Apsley Cherry-Garrard 1922

  • Without that daily report on the world's doings, which is the modern newspaper, we should for the most part be blind and deaf, and if not dumb, at any rate hardly able to speak above a whisper.

    The Adventure of Living Strachey, John St Loe 1922

  • From their cheap little cottage, where they did their own work, they stepped out in their shabby garments and old-fashioned hats with heads even more proudly erect than in the old days when their home and their gowns and their doings were the admiration and envy of the town.

    Miss Billy's Decision 1912


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